Meeting Minutes – September 14th, 2020

NOTE:  These minutes are preliminary and will not be final until approved by member vote at the next club meeting. Please notify the club secretary John Russcher, via email (planeaddicted@gmail.com) of any corrections and/or errors as soon as possible. 

Meeting called to order:

  • 7:00pm by Dave Jamrog

Secretary’s Report:

  • Read the August 17th, 2020 meeting minutes.  
  • The August 17th meeting minutes were approved by member vote.

Treasurer’s Report: Dave Ver Hoef

  • 54 members currently, 15 new this year.  
  • The club expenditures and account balances were reviewed. This includes the general fund and Field improvement balances. This information can be found in the member’s only area of the club webpage or by contacting treasure Dave Ver Hoef.
  • The treasures report was approved by member vote.

Safety Report/Field Maintenance: Steve Kastens

  • No known incidents this past month at the field.  
  • Flight stations were re zip tied.  
  • Please pick up and take care of your garbage.
  • Any safety concerns can be posted in the Discord safety channel.
  • The safety report was approved by member vote.  

Visitors and/or New Members:

  • none

Announcements and Upcoming Events:

  • none

Old Business:

  • Officer Slate – All current club officers are willing to continue. A motion was made to approve the officer slate. This was approved by member vote.
  • Field Update: Dave Snyder to start moving dirt and leveling the field later in the week. The Geotext material will be ordered later in the week also.
  • Any budget request can be submitted to the officers at tulipcityairforce@gmai.com. Please put 2021 Budget in the subject line.
  • New Club Rules. There was some discussion and clarification on a couple items. No changes were made. A motion was made and the new rules were approved by member vote.

New Business:

  • none    

Comments and Questions:                                                                                                                                       

  • None

Next Meeting:

  • January 11th, 2021 – Location To Be Determined.

Meeting Adjourned:

  • Meeting adjourned at 7:46pm.

Attendees:

  • Members present: Dave Jamrog, Dave VerHoef, Steve Kastens, John Russcher, Scott Storteboom, Mike VanAanhold, Tyler Kastens, Jeff Kubascik, Ray Weller, John VanBaren, Bill Porter, Jim Tibbitts, Jim Herron, Sid Jansma, Sherwyn Lamer, Russ Verbrugge and Tom Heetderks

Meeting Minutes – August 17th, 2020

NOTE:  These minutes are preliminary and will not be final until approved by member vote at the next club meeting. Please notify the club secretary John Russcher, via email (planeaddicted@gmail.com) of any corrections and/or errors as soon as possible. 

Meeting called to order:

  • 7:05pm by Dave Jamrog

Secretary’s Report:

  • Minutes from the July 27th meeting were posted on TCAF Web page for review.
  • The July 27th meeting minutes were approved by member vote.

Treasurer’s Report: Dave Ver Hoef

  • Portable Toilet was pumped out.
  • Sold $845 worth of airplane giveaway tickets.
  • Took in approximately $300 on hot dog nights and $466 on pilot fees so far.
  • The club expenditures and account balances were reviewed. This includes the general fund and Field improvement balances. This information can be found in the member’s only area of the club webpage or by contacting treasure Dave Ver Hoef.
  • The treasures report was approved by member vote.

Safety Report/Field Maintenance: Steve Kastens

  • Had a finger get cut during combat. The person was bandaged up and continued to fly.
  • New club rules were reviewed and the vote was tabled until the September meeting.
  • The safety report was approved by member vote.  

Visitors and/or New Members:

  • Sid Jansma Jr. visited and is planning on joining. Sid fly a full scale Mooney in the past.

Announcements and Upcoming Events:

  • John Russcher to email about shed.

Old Business:

  • None    

New Business:

  • Dave VerHoef requested to start a New Mower Fund of $1,500. A motion was made, seconded and approved to set up a New Mower Fund with $1,500.    

Comments and Questions:                                                                                                                                       

  • None

Next Meeting:

  • September 14th, 7pm at the field.

Meeting Adjourned:

  • Meeting adjourned.

Attendees:

  • Members present: Dave Jamrog, Dave VerHoef, Steve Kastens, Mike VanAanhold, Tyler Kastens, Bob Kovacs, Jeff Kubascik, RJ Selby, Ray Weller, Larry Weller, Jerry Timmer, John VanBaren, Ryan Quellet and Bill Porter

Meeting Minutes – July 27th, 2020

NOTE:  These minutes are preliminary and will not be final until approved by member vote at the next club meeting. Please notify the club secretary John Russcher, via email (planeaddicted@gmail.com) of any corrections and/or errors as soon as possible. 

 

Meeting called to order:

  • 7:07pm by Dave Jamrog

Secretary’s Report: John Russcher

  • Minutes from the June 29th meeting were posted on TCAF Web page for review.
  • The June 29th meeting minutes were approved by member vote.

Treasurer’s Report: Dave Ver Hoef

  • The club expenditures and account balance was reviewed. This includes the general fund and Field improvement balances. This information can be found in the member’s only area of the club webpage or by contacting treasure Dave Ver Hoef.
  • The treasures report was approved by member vote.

Safety Report/Field Maintenance: Steve Kastens

  • We received a new AMA Rules sticker and will be posting at at the field in the near future.
  • The safety report was approved by member vote.

Visitors and/or New Members:

  • We have two new members, Jeff Kubascik and Robert Selby

 

Announcements and Upcoming Events:

  • Horizon Hobby donated a E-Flite Turbo Timber to our club. We are selling tickets for a chance to win this great airplane. Tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 for $20. All proceeds will go to the field improvement fund. Tickets can be purchased from any of the club officers.
  • We had a member donate a NIB Carbon Cub S+ that they were not going to use. It has been listed for sale and is sold pending payment.
  • Rust n’ Dust will be in August 7th and 8th. TCAF will have open flying starting at 3pm on Friday the 7th and 8th. We will also have 3 or 4 rounds of combat and wing racing throughout the day on Saturday.

Old Business:

  • The four articles of the proposed bylaws that were discussed at the last meeting were reviewed. There was no additional discussion. Russ made a motion to approve the new proposed bylaws and Dennis seconded it. A vote was taken by a show of hands and it was approved unanimously by all members present. The new bylaws will be posted to the website in the near future.

New Business:

  • Rob Ferwerda approached the officers with an idea to move our field to the north side of the wooded area. He has moved the building, bleachers and the guard rails. Rob is filling in the ditch that runs along the north side of the wooded area and will be filling in some of the low spots where the mud run and sand tracks were. This will all be completed in the next week or two. After Rust n Dust Rob will move his pasture fence to set the north edge of where our runway will be. This new area has several advantages.
  1. More overall space, 3 acres versus 2 ½ acres.
  2. Longer runway by 50’. This is where we pick up the extra ½ acre.
  3. Overall it is higher over there. Some of our pictures from last fall and this spring show the east end of our runway completely under water but in the background we can see that this area was mostly dry. We could still have some minor standing water but that will most likely be along the edge of the woods.
  4. Better approaches from the east and west. This spot puts us almost centered east and west on the property. From the center of the runway we would have about 1200’ to the west tree line and 1500’ to the east tree line.
  5. Electricity! We are a lot closer to where we can connect to the electricity.
  6. We can continue to maintain our existing area while we work on this new spot.

After discussing moving the field to this new area Bob made a motion to go with this new area for the field and Scott seconded it. It was unanimously approve by all members present.  Below is a sketch of how the field will be laid out on the new spot.

Comments and Questions:                                                                                  

  • None

Next Meeting:

  • August 10th, 7pm at the field.

Meeting Adjourned:

  • 8:07pm meeting adjourned.

Attendees:

  • Members present: Dave Jamrog, John Russcher, Dave VerHoef, Scott Storteboom, Steve Kastens, Mike VanAanhold, Tyler Kastens, Bob Kovacs, Johnothon Goeke, Jeff Kubascik, Russ Verbrugge, and Dennis Delo

 

UPDATED Site Plan at the new area.

Taylor St Site

Meeting Minutes – June 29th, 2020

NOTE:  These minutes are preliminary and will not be final until approved by member vote at the next club meeting. Please notify the club secretary John Russcher, via email (planeaddicted@gmail.com) of any corrections and/or errors as soon as possible. 

 

Meeting called to order:

  • 7:01pm by Dave Jamrog

Secretary’s Report: John Russcher

  • Minutes from the March meeting were posted on TCAF Web page for review and the highlights were read. No edits or errors were brought up by email or at this meeting.
  • The March meeting minutes were approved by member vote.

Treasurer’s Report: Dave Ver Hoef

  • The club expenditures and account balance was reviewed. This includes the general fund and Taylor street site improvement balances. This information can be found in the member’s only area of the club webpage or by contacting treasure Dave Ver Hoef.
  • The treasures report was approved by member vote.

Safety Report/Field Maintenance: Steve Kastens

  • The first aid kit has been attached to the side of one of the tables. It is removable by lifting it off the mounting screws giving easier access to its contents.
  • The fire extinguisher has been mounted to the one of the tables.
  • Attached to the top of the table is the 911 information sheet. This will help direct first aid responders to our site.
  • The three buckets of sand are by the tables. Sand is the best way to put out a lipo fire.
  • It was discussed about making a safety channel in our Discord server. If you are not familiar with Discord and want to be part of the daily conversations between members contact John Russcher (planeaddicted@gmail.com) for more information.

Visitors and/or New Members:

  • No new visitors.

Announcements and Upcoming Events:

  • The 2020 Combat schedule and rules will be email out soon. The first event will be on Wednesday June 3rd with hot dogs being served before the start of the event.
  • Rust n’ Dust will be in August. We need to confirm what the exact dates will be yet with the Ferwerda’s. More details to follow.

Old Business:

  • AMA Field Grant – Scott Storteboom spoke to Tim Jesky (AMA District VP) about our field grant application and what we can do slightly different next year. Tim Jesky offered us $1,500 out of his district budget to help with our site improvements. We received the check from the AMA a week or so ago.

New Business:

  • We discussed the placement of the new shed. It will be located in the parking area near the pits.
  • Horizon Hobby donated a E-Flite Turbo Timber to our club. We are selling tickets for a chance to win this great airplane. Tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 for $20. All proceeds will go to the field improvement fund. Tickets can be purchased from any of the club officers.
  • Field fall work schedule was reviewed and are at the end of these minutes.
  • We reviewed the new bylaws one article at the time. There was some discussions on a few of the articles. The officers will make the appropriate updates base on the member input and email a revised copy to all members.

Comments and Questions:                                                                                  

  • None

Next Meeting:

  • To be determined by email.

Meeting Adjourned:

  • 8:55pm meeting adjourned.

Attendees:

  • Members present: Dave Jamrog, John Russcher, Dave VerHoef, Scott Storteboom, Steve Kastens, Mike VanAanhold, Ray Weller, Tyler Kastens, Tom Heetderks, John VanBaren, Garrett VanderDuim, Paul Smith, Greg Markley, Ryan Klein, Bob Kovacs, Johnothon Goeke, Jeff Kubascik, Russ Verbrugge, Ryan Quellet and Mike Gronback

 

TCAF Taylor Street Field Work Plan

Hired Work To Be Done

  • Disc Field – Rob Ferwerda
  • Dozer Work – Dave Schneider

Schedule

  • September 20th (Sunday) – Last day that the field will be open
  • September 21st to 25th (Monday -Friday) – Disc and Excavate the complete property
  • September 23rd / 24th (Wednesday/Thursday) – Pick up Geotex
  • September 25th (Friday) – steps 1, 2 & 3
    1. Drag Field multiple times/directions, Couple guys with rakes for small spots and edges.
    2. Roll Geotex area multiple times.
    3. Preen Geotex area.
  • September 26th (Saturday) – steps 4 – 6
    1. Lay line down for the first roll of Geotex, Use the same line or chalk line for the next two rolls of Geotex.
    2. Cut a small ditch around the perimeter of where the Geotex runway will go.
    3. Install Geotex staking down every 12” at first then going back to add one stake between each of the original stakes (6” spacing in the end).
  • September 28th / 29th (Monday/Tuesday) – steps 7 – 10
    1. Trench around the edges of the Geotex and cover the edges of with dirt.
    2. Seed field around the Geotex.
    3. Roll seeded area.
    4. Fertilize seeded area

 

 

Meeting Minutes – March 2nd, 2020

NOTE: These minutes are preliminary and will not be final until approved by member vote at the next club meeting. Please notify the club secretary John Russcher, via email (planeaddicted@gmail.com) of any corrections and/or errors as soon as possible.

Meeting called to order:

  • 7:03pm by Dave Jamrog

Secretary’s Report: John Russcher

  • Minutes from October and January special meeting were posted on TCAF Web page for review. No edits or errors were brought up by email or at this meeting.
  • The October and January special meeting minutes were approved by member vote.

Treasurer’s Report: Dave Ver Hoef

  • The club expenditures and account balance was reviewed. This includes the general fund and Taylor street site improvement balances. This information can be found in the member’s only area of the club webpage or by contacting treasure Dave Ver Hoef.
  •  The treasures report was approved by member vote.

Safety Report/Field Maintenance: Steve Kastens

  • A new Medical Emergency Procedure sign will be created by Steve Kastens for the Taylor street site.
  • Hard hats will be required for pilots at our combat events this summer. Any helpers that will be standing on the pilots line will also be required to have a hard hat. John Russcher will have some extra hard hats for the helpers to use if they don’t have their own hard hat.

Visitors and/or New Members:

  • Paul Smith from Byron Center joined TCAF this month. Paul has flow quads with the club in Grand Rapids but is flying much more fixed wing aircraft now and is interested in the social aspects of a club.
  • Dennis Delo from Zeeland also joined TCAF this month. Dennis is getting back into RC and may need a little help.

Announcements and Upcoming Events:

  • The 2020 Combat schedule and rules will be email out soon. The first event will be on Wednesday June 3rd with hot dogs being served before the start of the event.
  • Rust n’ Dust will be in August. We need to confirm what the exact dates will be yet with the Ferwerda’s. More details to follow.

Old Business:

  • AMA Field Grant – The AMA grant has been submitted and we expect to hear back from the AMA sometime the middle of April.
  • Geotex – There is plenty of geotex in stock for when we are ready to order. We can have it delivered or pick it up ourselves in Cincinnati, OH.
  • Pledges – If you are unable to give a donation at this time please fill out a donation card and email it to the TCAF, PO Box 2996, Holland, MI 49422-2996 or email any of the club officers. Please indicate an approximant time frame for your donation. This can only happen if EVERY member helps.

New Business:

  • Grass Seed – We had a short discussion about grass seed for the Taylor street field. We are also looking into hydro seeding with the use of a fellow member’s family equipment.
  • Bi-Laws – The board will be looking over the bi-laws for parts that need to be removed. References to the sailboat group and associate members. We also need to look at adding the purpose of the club that matches our 501c3 filings. There maybe be other areas that need a rewrite also.

Comments and Questions:

  • None

Next Meeting:

  • Monday, March 30th,2020, 7pm at Cobblestone Crafts and Hobbies (THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED AND WE ARE NOT SCHEDULEING ANY OTHER MEETINGS UNTIL WE ARE PAST THIS COVID-19 HEALTH ISSUE)

Meeting Adjourned:

  • 7:41pm meeting adjourned.

Attendees:

  • Members present: Dave Jamrog, John Russcher, Mike Rose, Mike VanAanhold, Ray Weller, Steve Kastens, Tyler Kastens, Larry Weller, Dave Ver Hoef, Scott Storteboom, Kelly Ellerbroek, Tom Heetderks, Dennis Delo and Allen Hatfield